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UMFK Blake Library gallery to feature artwork by Deborah Meisner

August 12, 2008


The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library gallery will exhibit works by Maine artist Deborah Meisner beginning Wednesday, August 20. The exhibit will contain an eclectic assortment of mediums and subjects.             

Meisner, who grew up in Bethel, Maine, spent 19 years as an illustrator for the United States Air Force, including six years as a studio art instructor in the Philosophy and Fine Arts department at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. While in Colorado, she received awards in local art competitions for works in bronze and etching.             

During Meisner’s career, her work also has been selected for acceptance in the Air Force Art Collection and remains at the Pentagon, the Air Force Museum, and other government installations.             

In addition, while employed at the Air Force Orientation Group in Dayton, Ohio, and an Air Force Test Wing, she created artwork and displays which were exhibited all over the United States and internationally at places such as the Paris Air Show in Paris, France.             

Several realistic drawings of existing and experimental aircraft, which she created for the 4950th Test Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, are among the works of art that also will be on exhibit at the library. 

Although Meisner’s first love has been art, she always has had a particular interest in the medical field and dedicated herself to an additional career as a registered nurse. She recently graduated from the University’s nursing program with a bachelor of science degree.